Notorious left-wing Billionaire George Soros attempted to deny that the massive recent surge in crime witnessed across America over the past several years has anything to do with the radical ‘criminal justice reform’ pushed by his organizations in a recent op-ed he published in the Wall Street Journal.
As MSN reports:
Soros acknowledged in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Sunday that crime was on the rise around the country, but he said it couldn’t be attributed to the policies championed by liberal prosecutors that he has invested over $40 million throughout the past decade to help elect.
“Some politicians and pundits have tried to blame recent spikes in crime on the policies of reform-minded prosecutors,” Soros wrote. “The research I’ve seen says otherwise. The most rigorous academic study, analyzing data across 35 jurisdictions, shows no connection between the election of reform-minded prosecutors and local crime rates.”
Contrary to Soros’s claims, many prosecutors that he helped elect have overseen massive crime waves under their watch and have lost the support of their constituents.
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, who received $4.7 million from a Soros-funded political action committee, saw a 46% increase in homicides in his city during his first year in office, the Washington Examiner reported.
In addition to Los Angeles, cities like San Francisco and Philadelphia also saw major surges in crime after they elected prosecutors who had been recipients of Soros’ money and shared his radical ideology.